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Budget review on Council agenda

Post Date:02/14/2020 1:30 PM

Budget review, Bicycle Commission on Council agenda

 A mid-year budget report and an expansion of the Bicycle Advisory Commission’s scope are on the City Council agenda for its Monday night meeting.

 The regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Merced Civic Center (City Hall), 678 W. 18th St.

 On the agenda:


  • Staff will present the mid-year FY 2019-20 financial report to Council. As part of the review, staff will ask Council to appropriate $14,500 for a block party trailer and $200,000 for Workers Compensation.


  • Council is asked to expand the scope of the Bicycle Advisory Commission to include pedestrian activities. The re-formed commission would add two ex-officio, non-voting members, to represent schools and people with disabilities on the board.


  • Council has adopted a Legislative Platform that establishes what bills and positions it supports and opposes in Sacramento and Washington. The Council is being asked to update the Platform as part of an annual review of the document.


 The Council will meet at 5 p.m. in closed session to confer with labor negotiators and for existing litigation.

 The meetings are streamed on Facebook Live on the City’s Facebook, City of Merced. A link to the live meeting is also on the City’s website at Videos of previous meetings can be found at that link, and are tied to each agenda item. Those services are in addition to the live broadcast of the regular meeting on Comcast’s Government Channel 96.

 The Council agenda is posted online at, outside the chambers prior to the meeting and at the City Clerk’s Office 72 hours before the meeting. Request to Speak forms are available at the meeting or can be downloaded from the City's website. Cards must be submitted to the City Clerk in order for a person to be recognized by the Council. Hmong and Spanish translators are available at all regular Council meetings.

 The City Council meets the first and third Monday of the month, except when there is a holiday, then it meets the following day.

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